Watchdog Groups Settle First-Ever Prop 65 Lawsuit to Clean Up Polluting Oil and Gas Wastewater Pits
“California's new methane protections are an important step forward and will rein in pollution from one of the dirtiest industries in the state.” said Andrew Grinberg of Clean Water Action. “The oil and gas industry needs strong rules and strict enforcement to limit damage to communities and the climate. EPA should follow California’s lead and enact national methane standards for existing oil and gas infrastructure.”
Trenton, NJ--Today at the Statehouse environmental groups and clean water advocates are standing up against the Christie Administration's 2-prong attack to weaken DEP's Flood Hazard Rules. These rules are hazardous and will cause more flooding and pollution of drinking water across New Jersey. The first prong went into effect June 20th, allowing developers to gain permits under these weak rules that will be active even if we can get better rules in the future. This Friday DEP is holding a public hearing on the 2nd prong, a concurrent rule with only minor changes that is almost just as bad.
“The appointment of a former BP lobbyist to the DEQ is a slap in the face to Michigan residents and especially the people of Flint,” said Clay Carpenter, campaign organizer for Clean Water Action. “We need a leader who is committed to environmental stewardship and protecting our water instead of a lobbyist for a company with one of the worst records for pollution in the country.”
Newark, NJ--Today, City of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka joined Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP) members Kim Gaddy of Clean Water Action and Melissa Miles of Ironbound Community Corporation for a press conference on the steps of City Hall and a motorcade to a rally at the Port Authority of NY&NJ (PANYNJ) to demand clean air and good jobs now.
Pittsburgh – Following the release this week of the latest lead testing results of Pittsburgh drinking water by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), Clean Water Action called for strong action to protect children in Pittsburgh from lead exposure.
After listening to new evidence from concerned local residents, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has denied a request by Santa Barbara County to adjust the boundaries of the Cuyama groundwater basin.
Decision by Texas-based Targa Terminals Reduces Dangerous Bakken Oil by Rail Through City
Baltimore, Md. – Environmental groups today applauded a decision by a Houston-based company to withdraw plans for a crude oil terminal in the Fairfield area of South Baltimore that could have shipped over 383 million gallons of crude by rail through the city and the Chesapeake Bay.
Newark, NJ--The City of Newark made history when the Newark Municipal Council passed a first-in-the-nation Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impacts Ordinance which will require the Board of Adjustment and Central Planning Board to receive additional information from development applicants in order to build in a healthy and sustainable way.